Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit, 46170-46171 [05-15743]

Download as PDF 46170 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Settlement A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Settlement? EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. OGC–2005–0011 which contains a copy of the settlement. The official public docket is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket identification number. It is important to note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA’s electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official public docket or in EPA’s electronic public docket. EPA’s policy is that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in a public comment, will not be placed in EPA’s electronic public docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD—ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. The electronic public docket system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s electronic mail (e-mail) system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, your e-mail address is automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. Dated: August 1, 2005. Richard B. Ossias, Acting Associate General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–15740 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–7949–7] Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Proposed Consent Decree; request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘Act’’), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree that addresses lawsuits filed by Sierra Club and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (collectively, ‘‘Plaintiffs): Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. 1:03CV02411 (GK) (D.D.C.) and Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Johnson, No. 1:04CV00484 (GK) (D.D.C.) (consolidated cases). On November 20, and December 23, 2003, respectively, Plaintiffs filed actions against EPA pursuant to the Clean Air Act’s citizen suit provision, 42 U.S.C. 7604(a)(2). Collectively, Plaintiffs allege that the Administrator failed to take actions required by sections 112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(d)(6) and (f)(2), for six source categories for which EPA had previously promulgated emission standards under Clean Air Act section 112(d). The proposed consent decree establishes certain deadlines for EPA final action, including a March 31, 2006 and December 15, 2006 deadline. DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by September 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket ID number OGC– 2005–0009, online at http:// www.epa.gov/edocket (EPA’s preferred method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; mailed to EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460–0001; or by hand delivery or courier to EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Comments on a disk or CD– ROM should be formatted in Wordperfect or ASCII file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption, and may be mailed to the mailing address above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy L. Blake, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, telephone: (202) 564–1821. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree Plaintiffs filed actions against EPA to compel the Administrator to take certain actions pursuant to sections 112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act concerning certain source categories for which EPA had previously promulgated emission standards under Clean Air Act E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices section 112(d). The source categories for which EPA had previously issued section 112(d) standards and that are the subject of the Complaints are: Gasoline Distribution (Stage 1), 59 FR 64303 (December 14, 1994); Commercial Sterilizers, 59 FR 62585 (December 6, 1994); Industrial Cooling Towers, 59 FR 46339 (September 8, 1994); Magnetic Tape, 59 FR 64580 (December 15, 1994); Hazardous Organic National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, 59 FR 19402 (April 22, 1994); and the Degreasing Organic Cleaners (Halogenated Solvent Cleaning), 59 FR 61801 (December 2, 1994). The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA final action, including a March 31, 2006 and December 15, 2006 deadline. Specifically, the proposed consent decree calls for EPA to review the existing emission standards for the six source categories noted above and either revise those standards if determined necessary pursuant to section 112(d)(6), or conclude that no revisions are necessary. The proposed consent decree further calls for EPA to review the existing emission standards for the same six source categories pursuant to section 112(f)(2) and either promulgate standards pursuant to section 112(f)(2) or conclude that such standards are not required. For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties or interveners to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed consent decree if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or the Department of Justice determine, based on any comment which may be submitted, that consent to the consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the decree will be affirmed. II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Consent Decree A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Consent Decree? EPA has established an official public docket for this action under Docket ID No. OGC–2005–0009 which contains a copy of the consent decree. The official public docket is available for public viewing at the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566–1752. An electronic version of the public docket is available through EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the appropriate docket identification number. It is important to note that EPA’s policy is that public comments, whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available for public viewing in EPA’s electronic public docket as EPA receives them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official public docket or in EPA’s electronic public docket. EPA’s policy is that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in a public comment, will not be placed in EPA’s electronic public docket but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available docket materials through the EPA Docket Center. B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments? You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period will be marked ‘‘late.’’ EPA is not required to consider these late comments. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA cannot PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46171 read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Your use of EPA’s electronic public docket to submit comments to EPA electronically is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. The electronic public docket system is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s electronic mail (e-mail) system is not an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, your e-mail address is automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. Dated: August 1, 2005. Richard B. Ossias, Acting Associate General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–15743 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [MN87; FRL–7949–4] Notice of Issuance of Prevention of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit and Part 71 Federal Operating Permit to Great Lakes Gas Transmission L.P. Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that, on June 30, 2005, pursuant to Titles I and V of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401–7479 and 7501–7515, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5 issued a Prevention of Significant Deterioration Construction Permit (PSD permit) and a Title V Permit to Operate (Title V permit) to Great Lakes Gas Transmission L.P. (Great Lakes). These permits authorize the company to construct and operate E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46170-46171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15743]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-7949-7]


Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Consent Decree; request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as 
amended (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a 
proposed consent decree that addresses lawsuits filed by Sierra Club 
and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (collectively, 
``Plaintiffs): Sierra Club v. Johnson, No. 1:03CV02411 (GK) (D.D.C.) 
and Louisiana Environmental Action Network v. Johnson, No. 1:04CV00484 
(GK) (D.D.C.) (consolidated cases). On November 20, and December 23, 
2003, respectively, Plaintiffs filed actions against EPA pursuant to 
the Clean Air Act's citizen suit provision, 42 U.S.C. 7604(a)(2). 
Collectively, Plaintiffs allege that the Administrator failed to take 
actions required by sections 112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air 
Act, 42 U.S.C. 7412(d)(6) and (f)(2), for six source categories for 
which EPA had previously promulgated emission standards under Clean Air 
Act section 112(d). The proposed consent decree establishes certain 
deadlines for EPA final action, including a March 31, 2006 and December 
15, 2006 deadline.

DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received 
by September 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket ID number OGC-
2005-0009, online at http://www.epa.gov/edocket (EPA's preferred 
method); by e-mail to oei.docket@epa.gov; mailed to EPA Docket Center, 
Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; or by hand delivery or courier to 
EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 
excluding legal holidays. Comments on a disk or CD-ROM should be 
formatted in Wordperfect or ASCII file, avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption, and may be mailed to the mailing 
address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy L. Blake, Air and Radiation Law 
Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, 
telephone: (202) 564-1821.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree

    Plaintiffs filed actions against EPA to compel the Administrator to 
take certain actions pursuant to sections 112(d)(6) and 112(f)(2) of 
the Clean Air Act concerning certain source categories for which EPA 
had previously promulgated emission standards under Clean Air Act

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section 112(d). The source categories for which EPA had previously 
issued section 112(d) standards and that are the subject of the 
Complaints are: Gasoline Distribution (Stage 1), 59 FR 64303 (December 
14, 1994); Commercial Sterilizers, 59 FR 62585 (December 6, 1994); 
Industrial Cooling Towers, 59 FR 46339 (September 8, 1994); Magnetic 
Tape, 59 FR 64580 (December 15, 1994); Hazardous Organic National 
Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, 59 FR 19402 (April 
22, 1994); and the Degreasing Organic Cleaners (Halogenated Solvent 
Cleaning), 59 FR 61801 (December 2, 1994).
    The proposed consent decree establishes deadlines for EPA final 
action, including a March 31, 2006 and December 15, 2006 deadline. 
Specifically, the proposed consent decree calls for EPA to review the 
existing emission standards for the six source categories noted above 
and either revise those standards if determined necessary pursuant to 
section 112(d)(6), or conclude that no revisions are necessary. The 
proposed consent decree further calls for EPA to review the existing 
emission standards for the same six source categories pursuant to 
section 112(f)(2) and either promulgate standards pursuant to section 
112(f)(2) or conclude that such standards are not required.
    For a period of thirty (30) days following the date of publication 
of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to 
the proposed consent decree from persons who were not named as parties 
or interveners to the litigation in question. EPA or the Department of 
Justice may withdraw or withhold consent to the proposed consent decree 
if the comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate that 
such consent is inappropriate, improper, inadequate, or inconsistent 
with the requirements of the Act. Unless EPA or the Department of 
Justice determine, based on any comment which may be submitted, that 
consent to the consent decree should be withdrawn, the terms of the 
decree will be affirmed.

II. Additional Information About Commenting on the Proposed Consent 
Decree

A. How Can I Get a Copy of the Consent Decree?

    EPA has established an official public docket for this action under 
Docket ID No. OGC-2005-0009 which contains a copy of the consent 
decree. The official public docket is available for public viewing at 
the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket in the EPA Docket 
Center, EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, 
DC. The EPA Docket Center Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The 
telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the 
telephone number for the OEI Docket is (202) 566-1752.
    An electronic version of the public docket is available through 
EPA's electronic public docket and comment system, EPA Dockets. You may 
use EPA Dockets at http://www.epa.gov/edocket/ to submit or view public 
comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official 
public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that 
are available electronically. Once in the system, select ``search,'' 
then key in the appropriate docket identification number.
    It is important to note that EPA's policy is that public comments, 
whether submitted electronically or in paper, will be made available 
for public viewing in EPA's electronic public docket as EPA receives 
them and without change, unless the comment contains copyrighted 
material, CBI, or other information whose disclosure is restricted by 
statute. Information claimed as CBI and other information whose 
disclosure is restricted by statute is not included in the official 
public docket or in EPA's electronic public docket. EPA's policy is 
that copyrighted material, including copyrighted material contained in 
a public comment, will not be placed in EPA's electronic public docket 
but will be available only in printed, paper form in the official 
public docket. Although not all docket materials may be available 
electronically, you may still access any of the publicly available 
docket materials through the EPA Docket Center.

B. How and to Whom Do I Submit Comments?

    You may submit comments as provided in the ADDRESSES section. 
Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the specified 
comment period. Comments received after the close of the comment period 
will be marked ``late.'' EPA is not required to consider these late 
comments.
    If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name, mailing address, and an e-mail address or other 
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or 
CD-ROM you submit. This ensures that you can be identified as the 
submitter of the comment and allows EPA to contact you in case EPA 
cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties or needs further 
information on the substance of your comment. Any identifying or 
contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included 
as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, 
and made available in EPA's electronic public docket. If EPA cannot 
read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you 
for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment.
    Your use of EPA's electronic public docket to submit comments to 
EPA electronically is EPA's preferred method for receiving comments. 
The electronic public docket system is an ``anonymous access'' system, 
which means EPA will not know your identity, e-mail address, or other 
contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. 
In contrast to EPA's electronic public docket, EPA's electronic mail 
(e-mail) system is not an ``anonymous access'' system. If you send an 
e-mail comment directly to the Docket without going through EPA's 
electronic public docket, your e-mail address is automatically captured 
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the official 
public docket, and made available in EPA's electronic public docket.

    Dated: August 1, 2005.
Richard B. Ossias,
Acting Associate General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office 
of General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 05-15743 Filed 8-8-05; 8:45 am]
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